Insight from a Children's Pastor & Awana Commander

A New Family Resource – Just in Time for Easter

I recently had the opportunity to view the latest installment of the What’s in the Bible series, Volume 10, Jesus is the Good News which covers the Gospels.

I can tell you that I’ve sat in church history classes, New Testament Introduction and other similar classes in college and subsequent to that, and unless you are really interested, it is hard for the teacher to hold your attention. Have you ever taught the children in your ministry about church history? It can be challenging!

I heard the hype about this new volume and I’m generally a skeptic when something is being “sold” so hard.  I was pleasantly surprised when I watched the videos. The “hype” was justified. As a children’s pastor and an Awana Commander, I’m always looking for ways to share the Gospel. I’m generally reluctant about using puppets or animated characters to share the Gospel because puppets, or animated characters, cannot be saved but the way Phil Vischer uses the puppets enhances the message of Jesus and draws the viewer in so they focus on why Jesus came to Earth.

Here is a short trailer for this volume….

This volume shares the message of salvation so clearly that I plan to purchase a copy for each of the families with children in our church to hand out on, or around, Palm Sunday.  I can’t think of a better way to prepare them for Easter.

But don’t just take my word for it, I had a sixth grader watch the videos to get their perspective. They enjoyed it and liked how Phil had the “big words” explained and they said that they learned several things from the video. They also agreed that they felt it would be good to give to families to share the Gospel with them.

To purchase your copy, simply click on the image of the DVD case below. There is also a Church edition to help you use this resource during Sunday School, Children’s Church, Awana, or whatever program you use.


I want to help spread the word about this wonderful resource. The folks at What’s in the Bible have given me a copy of Volume 1 (In the Beginning) and Volume 10 (Jesus is the Good News) that I want to give away. The winner will be selected randomly on Saturday, March 9, 2013. One comment per person please.

Here is how you can enter For a chance to get the (2) Volumes:

  • leave a comment below sharing how you would use Volume 10 or how you’ve seen the What’s in the Bible series impact your family, or those in your church. (One comment per person)
  • Tweet the following: @CommanderBill is giving away @whatsinthebible Volume 10, Jesus is the Gospel.
    (one entry per day for each tweet)
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Updated: February 28, 2013 — 9:06 pm

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  1. Hey Bill; We are using What’s in the Bible for our children’s church on Sunday mornings. It is the perfect message and the perfect length for this programming. The kids and leaders are learning great bible truths, in a venue that “sticks”. Kids know the songs by heart and repeat the “big words” that are introduced. My personal favorite is Sunday School lady. Thanks to Phil Visher for creating a developmentally enticing series that get to the truth of God’s Word.

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